(CBS) Former Oregon running back/receiver De’Anthony Thomas will visit the Bears on Tuesday, according to FoxSports.com’s Ross Jones.

The 5-foot-9, 174-pound Thomas is projected to be a sixth-round draft pick by CBSSports.com, and he figures to be in the slot receiver/scatback mold of someone like Darren Sproles at the NFL level. He also is a dangerous player in the return game, which could be another reason the Bears are interested in him, as they let Devin Hester walk in free agency recently.

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Thomas entered the draft a year early after three seasons full of highlight-reel plays at Oregon, where he amassed 3,186 yards from scrimmage, 26 rushing touchdowns, 15 receiving touchdowns and four return touchdowns in his career.

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NFL teams are allowed 30 prospect visits prior to the draft in May.

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